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April 2014, vol 10, no 1

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Matthew Caretti

Immolation


She was twenty-seven years old. From Tawu. He was just fourteen. A monk at the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery. There have been more than 120 others.

When liberation becomes repression, desperation. Compassion and tolerance seem impossible ideals. So a radical act free of ideology. With maitri.

crimson robes
heaped by the roadside
still smoldering


Note: maitri – Sanskrit, meaning “loving-kindness.”




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